Brazen Head – Oldest Pub in Ireland & Dublin Castle City Tour



2 hours



  • Visit two of Ireland’s oldest historical attractions – Dublin Castle & The Brazen Head Pub
  • Discover 13th century Dublin Castle and its many must-see
  • Visit the actual birthplace of Dublin City
  • Visit Ireland’s oldest Pub dating back to 1198
  • Tour is led by an expert local English speaking Guide
  • Small groups of only 25 people or fewer


Our Brazen Head and Dublin City Castel tour begins with a fascinating visit to the 13th century Dublin Castle built by King John. Here your expert local guide will show you all the exterior highlights including the Castle Gardens, while explaining how the Castle took central stage in Dublin’s and Ireland’s dramatic history. An expert local guide will show and explain all of the history and stories connected to Dublin's famous Castle.

The second part of this tour will bring you back to the year 1198, the year the Brazen Head opened its doors for the first time. This is Ireland's oldest pub, where you will experience an extraordinary sense of history within the pub’s walls. If you are looking for a tour that includes some history and the true Irish pub experience, then this tour is a must.

With small groups of up to 25 guests or fewer, this tour will be personal and unhurried, with a passionate and friendly local guide. Walk over history while discovering the story of a small island that has made a big impact on the world and whose people created the most famous watering hole of them all “The Irish Pub”.

Good to Know

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  • Tour is led by an expert English speaking local guide.
  • Exterior tour of the 13th Century Dublin Castle.
  • Visit the Upper & Lower Yard of Dublin Castle.
  • See the original 13th Record Tower.
  • See Dublin Castle’s Royal Tower.
  • See where Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, worked in Dublin Castle.
  • Visit to the Dublin Castle Victorian Gardens.
  • Visit the first 9th century Viking landing spot in Dublin.
  • Entry/Admission - Dublin Castle.
  • See the 9th century Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Visit Ireland’s oldest Bar - Brazen Head Pub.
  • Hotel Pick Up / Drop-Off
  • Transportation
  • Guide Tip
Before you book
  • We cannot accommodate strollers or baby carriages.
  • Wheelchairs, motorised scooters, or any other device to assist mobility are not recommended.
  • Participants should be in good health, consult first with your doctor if you have any medical condition or are not used to regular exercise.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a fair amount of walking, including over uneven surfaces, cobblestones, hills, inclines/declines and stairs.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Changes or cancellations requested less than 24 hours before the tour departure time are not possible.
  • Minimum numbers apply, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation.
  • Anybody under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by somebody aged 18 years or older.
  • This tour is not suitable for children 12 or under. Children between 13-17 years of age can book the tour but must be accompanied by an Adult and supervised throughout the tour.
  • Parents must be aware that this tour serves alcohol and that under no circumstances are children under 18 years of age permitted to drink or sample any alcohol during the tour duration.